Images offers a full continuum of services to assist organizations in preparation for RAC Review:
- Physician and Clinical Staff Training
- Forms and EMR Template Review and Recommendations
While there has been limited activity to date for RAC Review of IRF's, it is essential for organizations to be prepared for the upcoming medical necessity audits.
In January 2010, Medicare implemented even more stringent requirements for Inpatient Rehab Facility preadmission assessment, physician oversight of the preadmission and post admission assessment process and tighter medical necessity criteria. This creates a need for IRFs to evaluate their operational processes to assure compliance while maintaining financial growth and providing safe, effective, high quality care with positive outcomes.